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Sabrina's Law documentary screening
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Author:  _Susan_ [ Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:24 am ]
Post subject:  Sabrina's Law documentary screening

I received this notice in my mail can we get them to come to Ottawa?

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be hosting two screenings of the documentary, Sabrina's Law, in Toronto, followed by a Q&A session with specialists, advocates and friends from the anaphylaxis community.

The documentary screening is open to the general public, so please forward this information to others who may be interested in the film. (Note: Due to the emotional content of the film, parents should be advised that the film may not be appropriate for young children.)

Dates: Monday, November 10 & Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Location: NFB Cinema, 150 John Street (corner of Richmond Street West), Toronto

Admission: $6 for adults or $4 for students

For more information visit the National Film Board website:

As space is limited at the theatre we encourage you to purchase tickets in advance directly from the NFB at 416-973-3012.

For your information,

Anaphylaxis Canada

Author:  gwentheeditor [ Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:27 am ]
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Here is the NFB's more recent invitation to the new Toronto screenings.
I highly recommend the documentary. Do go if you can.

Sabrina's Law follows the Shannons journey as they struggle to deal with their daughter's death and embark on a heroic crusade for social change.
In 2006, their efforts resulted in the creation of Sabrina's Law in the Province of Ontario. It is the first legislation in the world to protect children with deadly allergies. Today, their efforts continue to make Sabrina's Law a reality all over the world.

Join us for a screening of the documentary, followed by a conversation with specialists, advocates and friends from the anaphylaxis community.

Monday, November 10
Wednesday, November 12
7:30 – 9:30 PM

Space is limited. Buy your tickets in advance.
At the: NFB Cinema
150 John Street (corner Richmond Street W.)

Or by Phone at 416.973.3012

Subway: Osgoode station
Paid parking is available on Richmond Street W.

$6 | $4 students, seniors, NFB, DOC members
No Food or Beverages allowed in the cinema

Presented by the NFB Mediatheque, Anaphylaxis Canada and DOC Toronto

Gwen's Small Quibble: the law passed in 2005, but came into effect in 2006. (Editors, we're a fussy lot.)

To see my mini-review of the earlier preview, see:

Author:  gwentheeditor [ Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:01 pm ]
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Updated info on speakers following the film, from Anaphylaxis Canada:

Just a reminder about the upcoming screening of the Sabrina's Law documentary on November 10 and 12 in Toronto at the National Film Board of Canada Cinema.

We are pleased to advise that the following people will be on hand to answer questions following the screening:

- Dave Levac, MPP Brant (Monday)
- Adelle R. Atkinson, M.D., FRCPC (Monday)
- Maria Triassi Asper, MD, FAAP, FRCPC (Wednesday)
- Laurie Harada, Executive Director, Anaphylaxis Canada (Monday & Wednesday)
- Kathleen Whelan (Monday & Wednesday)

Author:  _Susan_ [ Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:58 am ]
Post subject:  Sabrina's Law screening in Halifax with Sara Shannon

Sara Shannon will be in Halifax for a screening of Sabrina’s Law a documentary that profiles the story of late allergy-advocate Sabrina Shannon, whose legacy has influenced policy makers internationally. Sara will share some post-screening remarks.

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 7 p.m. Please arrive at 6:30 p.m., as the screening will being promptly at 7 p.m.

Where: Potter Family Auditorium, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue (just off Robie Street), Dalhousie University

Tickets: Are free but limited, first-come basis. Reserve by e-mailing:

Light beverages will be served. Due to the sensitive subject matter, this documentary screening is not suitable for children. This screening is being made possible by an unrestricted grant by King Pharmaceuticals Canada, makers of EpiPen.

This event is free and if you have the opportunity to go, I strongly encourage you to do so. I was fortunate to see this in the past and I found it sad and inspiring at the same time.

This is an excellent opportunity for educators to learn more about Sabrina's Law.

I am so grateful to Sara Shannon, everyday I send my daughter off to school, for all that she has done that I become speechless.

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